LATL 3165 in Huntington Park

Los Angeles Transit Lines J Line PCC car no. 3165 rolls through Huntington Park as part of the 20th Anniversary PCC event on March 18, 1957.

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

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  • John Talbert
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    I used to accompany my Grandmother to shop at City foods. She lived only 2 blocks from this intersection.

  • Bob Davis
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    To see a car in this paint job that never ran in LA, go to the Market St. Ry. website (streetcar.org) and look up SF Muni 1080. LATL 3165 was repainted into the 2-tone green MTA color scheme in the early 1960’s and is preserve in those colors at Orange Empire.

  • Mike Spaziano
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    My Dad bought his ’55 Cadillac from Bob Spreen Cadillac on Pacific Blvd. in ’59. I still have the license plate frame from it hanging in my garage.

    My Grandfather bought a new ’60 Olds Dynamic 88 there too.

    • Gilbert Anguiano
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      Thats so cool

  • Christy
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    Amazing photo! I remember carrying giant 50lb bags of dog food purchased at City foods to my house. Our car always broke down so this was it for feeding the pups we rescued. I was only 7 when I made my first attempt to get that bag home and I stopped every 20 feet. Can’t help but wonder how many folks witnessed that.
    Dicks automotive was down the street and norms is still there.
    HP used to be a beautiful city where kids could roam unsupervised and leave a bicycle in the lawn over night.

    It’s sad to see how crime changes everything..

  • Mike
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    My yellow 1956 Cadillac coupe de ville was sold new at this dealership new in September of 56 I’d love to see more photos of this dealership !!!

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